Software

How to do projection mapping with HeavyM?

The easiest projection mapping software, with ready-to-use effects

1

Choose the surfaces for your projection mapping

HeavyM can be used anywhere and on any type of surface. The projection mapping surface can be a building facade, your car, a pair of shoes or any setting of your choice. You can also use our Olga kits specially designed for projection mapping.

2

Place your projection mapping projector

All models are compatible with HeavyM. You just have to make sure your projector is well placed and that surface is entirely covered by the field of projection.

Check our tips for choosing the most suitable video projector for your project.

3

Define the areas of
your projection mapping

Thanks to its drawing tools, HeavyM’s user-friendly and intuitive interface makes it possible to define outlines that perfectly fit your projection mapping area. This is easy to do using nothing but a computer mouse or trackpad.

The projection mapping appears directly and instantly on your chosen projection mapping surfaces.

4

Add gorgeous
visual effects

Create your projection mapping in a matter of minutes simply by using ready-to-use animations created by HeavyM’s team. They automatically adapt to the outline of your surfaces. 

Animate, color, and enliven your decors with the world’s most complete and diverse library of effects.

5

Import your
own content

You can use your own photos and videos, HeavyM automatically adapts them to your projection mapping surfaces.

You can also include video content from other applications as HeavyM is compatible with Syphon & Spout technologies, among others.

1

Choose the surfaces for your projection mapping

HeavyM can be used anywhere and on any type of surface. The projection mapping surface can be a building facade, your car, a pair of shoes or any setting of your choice. You can also use our Olga kits specially designed for projection mapping

2

Place your projection mapping projector

All models are compatible with HeavyM. You just have to make sure your projector is well placed and that surface is entirely covered by the field of projection.

Check our tips for choosing the most suitable video projector for your project.

3

Define the areas of
your projection mapping

Thanks to its drawing tools, HeavyM’s user-friendly and intuitive interface makes it possible to define outlines which perfectly fit your projection mapping area. This is easy to do using nothing but a computer mouse or trackpad.

The projection mapping appears directly and instantly on your chosen projection mapping surfaces.

4

Add gorgeous
visual effects

Create your projection mapping in a matter of minutes simply by using ready-to-use animations created by HeavyM’s team. They automatically adapt to the outline of your surfaces.

Animate, color, and enliven your decors with the world’s most complete and diverse library of effects.

5

Import your
own content

You can use your own photos and videos, HeavyM automatically adapts them to your projection mapping surfaces.

You can also include video content from other applications as HeavyM is compatible with Syphon & Spout technologies, among others.

HOW TO CHOOSE A PROJECTOR
FOR YOUR PROJECTION MAPPING?

For optimal projection mapping, the quality of the video projector is essential…

The model should be chosen according to the size of the surface to be covered and the light intensity in the area.

This guide will help you make the right choice!

WHAT IS PROJECTION MAPPING?

Projection mapping is a multimedia technique which appeared in the early 2000s. It involves projecting videos and visual animations on surfaces by playing with their relief, by means of one or several video projectors.

Projection mapping surfaces offer endless possibilities: from a monument’s facade to an architectural detail, a stage decor to a small object… Geometrical accessories are an excellent way to easily obtain a strong visual impact, such as the triangular shapes from our Olga kit.

Any real-life element can be changed and transformed by projection mapping’s virtual technology. Projection mapping goes beyond the usual lighting design by using software that makes it possible to create trompe l’oeil in motion, spectacular optical illusions, 360° projections… Our HeavyM projection mapping software merges reality and virtuality thanks to highly precise drawing tools and advanced possibilities to create content (photos, visual effects, videos, dynamic animations…)

Projection mapping is the ability to create graphic and visual atmospheres that immerse audiences to make them live an experience of changing reality… towards another reality!

HOW TO CREATE PROJECTION MAPPING?

The equipment required to create projection mapping is minimal: you simply need a computer, a video projector, a projection mapping surface, a cable to connect the computer to the projector and a projection mapping software. 

The first step consists in choosing the projection mapping surface: an object, an architectural element, a decor, a structure adapted to 3D projection mapping such as the Olga kit. 

The second step is choosing and placing your video projector according to a distance calculation with respect to the projection area to be covered. The power of the video projector is to be chosen according to the size of the projection area (5,000 lumens for small projections and up to 20,000 lumens for projections on buildings) and to the levels of ambient light. The video projector must be stable, at the right height and correctly focused to obtain optimal rendering of the animations. After a number of adjustments, its placement must be definitive so as to avoid any shift with the projection mapping to come. 

The third phase is the most creative but also the most complex one: it is time to create animations which perfectly fit the projection mapping surface. These creations are made by motion designers and then exported as video files. The technician on the field will adapt these creations to the projection media thanks to the projection mapping software. 

To avoid complications, software HeavyM offers simplified solutions to make the creative process intuitive and free of constraints: the software has integrated visual effects that can be combined endlessly and it adapts all imported photos and videos directly to the projection mapping surface, as well as content from other applications. It is phenomenally time-saving!

PROJECTION MAPPING: A TOOL FOR ALL KINDS OF USES AND EVENTS

The strength of projection mapping lies in its ability to adapt easily to all kinds of events.

CORPORATE EVENTS

Like the Kenzo brand, deliver stunning visual experiences to your audience. Use HeavyM’s visual effects and add your clients’ branded content for amazing results! Create scenes that will surprise companies. 

DJ Stage design

Rabbit Revolution crew proposes a stage design inspired by Dragon Ball Z with the mapping of an impressive dragon behind the DJs. All the animations were created in HeavyM and were synced to the music played.

ARTISTIC INSTALLATION

Six Olga kits were used to create this giant question mark. Drawing the triangles with HeavyM required just 30 minutes. All the videos projected in the triangles were embedded with HeavyM’s smart media player.

Retail

Highlight all types of products, create fantastic showcases, or create experiential and technological areas. Make customers experience memorable moments so that they remember this store and brand more easily.

Street marketing

For the Paris Marathon, the Asics brand offered the runners a technological break on the course. A tunnel mapped on both sides of the wall to create an atmosphere to boost the participants to surpass themselves.

Fixed decorations

Permanent decoration of the Audencia School auditorium with a three-dimensional map of the world. All of the group’s schools around the world are mapped. A series of animations on the map and on the wall are played continuously throughout the day.

READY TO CREATE PROJECTION MAPPING PROJECTS?

Download HeavyM’s free trial version now and discover it now.